’s Times concerning the 30th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Yes,
women do have the right to control their bodies.
Gayle Tiller, from Planned Parenthood, wrote a letter published in Tuesday’s Times concerning the 30th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Yes, women do have the right to control their bodies.
However, any biologist will tell you that upon conception, a unique new life is formed distinct and different from any other. Therefore, the fetus is unequivocally not the mother’s body, though residing in her body. So let’s not perpetuate this argument.
The real reason for most abortions has been shown to be that the aborted baby’s coming is inconvenient. Though the reason for allowing abortion is usually argued to save the life of the mother or in cases of incest or rape, statistics given in the 1970’s by Dr. Everett C. Koop reported that 97 percent of all abortions were performed for the convenience of the woman. If this is true for the 30 years, this means that 40,740,000 abortions (approximately 97 percent of the 42,000,000 abortions) were simply because somebody didn’t want to be bothered with this new life. That’s appalling.
And talking about rights, what about the child’s right to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness?” Who gives them a choice?
The phrase, “terminate the pregnancy”, is often glibly used as though it’s something like a job termination. Why is it that when a woman wants to be pregnant she says she’s going to have a baby and when a woman wants to get rid of the baby she calls it termination? How schizophrenic.
How ironic that a culture that attempts to stamp out child abuse should advocate the destruction of infants in the womb. How sad that a generation that advocates for women’s rights ends up leaving many women in distress, guilty, and full of regrets after having one or more abortions – to say nothing of difficulty later with miscarriages and sterility.
God, the only giver of life, must truly weep.